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Old 11-13-2007, 09:38 AM   #1
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I need to pull an antenna cable between the roof and ceiling. Does anybody know how the padded ceiling panels are attached or how best to run wire above the ceiling??

I'm replacing the factory installed cell phone antenna with a Wilson ground plane antenna and need to route it to an amplifier and internal repeater/booster. The internal antenna needs to be about 20 feet from the external antenna to prevent interference. I'd rather not go all the way down to the basement area, back to the rear and then back up.

Suggestions greatly welcome!!
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Old 11-13-2007, 09:38 AM   #2
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I need to pull an antenna cable between the roof and ceiling. Does anybody know how the padded ceiling panels are attached or how best to run wire above the ceiling??

I'm replacing the factory installed cell phone antenna with a Wilson ground plane antenna and need to route it to an amplifier and internal repeater/booster. The internal antenna needs to be about 20 feet from the external antenna to prevent interference. I'd rather not go all the way down to the basement area, back to the rear and then back up.

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Old 11-13-2007, 09:52 AM   #3
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Les -- The padded panels are about an inch thick & glued to a luan paneling -- The panels are styrofoam with the vinyl glued to it -- I don`t know of any possible way of getting thru it --- I had to have 2 of these panels replaced when creases appeared in them, & I watched the work being done -- Bill Willard
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Old 11-13-2007, 06:20 PM   #4
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Les, remove an air condiioning vent outlet and using a mirror, look in both directions. Not sure about Monaco, but on a previous coach of another brand, I was able to run a cable in the duct which ran all the way forward. I removed the TV, entered the duct in the area behind it, plugged the hole with caulk, and ran the cable. Hope this will work on your coach.

Let us know if it does.
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When I was having my DataStorm satellite internet system transferred to my HR, my installer removed the overhead light fixtures and, using a standard electrician fish tape, routed the wiring across the ceiling. He drilled a hole in the top of a cabinet to bring the wires down into the cabinet for routing to my equipment.
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Old 11-14-2007, 03:47 AM   #6
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Thanks, guys. It looks like I need to do some "exploring" in the attic. I bet I could learn a lot from a factory tour. If I could see how they put together the interior, it would be clearer.

I'm really good at taking things apart and sometimes I can put them back together...
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